We are pleased to announce the addition of two new video series into Compass Classroom: The Grammar of Poetry and Old Western Culture: The Greeks. Both series are produced by our friends at Roman Roads Media out of Moscow, Idaho. Roman Roads is run by Daniel and David Foucachon, two brothers whom I first met when I […]
In the latest from the Visual Latin Chalkboard, Dwane Thomas explains how Latin predicate adjectives work. If you would like to submit a question for the Visual Latin Chalkboard just head over to the Visual Latin Facebook page and drop Dwane a note.
I’m not sure who first said it, but when it comes to movies, it’s absolutely true: “Show, don’t tell.” This principle is often overlooked by young filmmakers who feel that they need to explain everything with lots of dialogue. Very few good films are based on lots of dialogue; but many great films are based […]
This is the first in a new series from Dwane where he answers Latin questions via the Visual Latin Chalkboard . If you would like to submit a question for Dwane simply ask it on Facebook.
All the Latin Endings In One Place I am about to hand you something frightening. It’s not my fault. Blame Latin. Years ago, I would write the terrible Latin endings on the board in my classroom. I wrote them everyday. Not all of them, naturally. But, seriously, I wrote too many Latin endings back then. […]
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. (Psalm 24:1-2, ESV) I think it took me two years to figure out how to study economics. In hindsight, this wasn’t because economics was so difficult. It was because I didn’t know […]
Before you read anything, you first need to watch this 4 minute clip: That is what Glenn Gould’s music does to people. Of all the pianists of the 20th-century, he is undoubtedly the most genius, the most controversial, the most quirky, and, in my humble opinion, the most absolutely mesmerizing. Born in Toronto, he mastered […]
Once upon a time, Benjamin Franklin went to bed on September 2nd and did not wake up until September 14th. No, this was not another of his experiments, an attempt to see what the life of a bear in hibernation would be like. Rather, it was a change in time. Or at least a change […]
Today is the 41st Anniversary of the decision to legalize abortion in the United States, known as Roe v. Wade. We created a short video to talk about what that means to you. Feel free to share it with your friends.
One of the great fears of every documentary producer is that he doesn’t have enough footage to tell his story. This usually dawns on him sometime in the editing process. If, like some documentarians at the end of a project, he can’t get additional footage (as a result of budget, or availability, or whatever), then […]